Are you ready for a technical career that is neither too hot nor too cold?
When you complete the Diploma of Engineering – Technical (HVAC) you'll have specialist skills in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as a mechanical design engineer, sales consultant, or project manager.
Specialist facilities on campus
South Metropolitan TAFE's refrigeration and air conditioning facility is Western Australia's premier centre for refrigeration, air conditioning, and associated studies. The purpose-built facility is among the best in the southern hemisphere.
For those already working in industry, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. To find out if you're eligible, visit the RPL page.
- design and implement HVAC systems
- incorporate thermodynamics principles
- psychrometric processes
- energy management principles
- building information models
- produce engineering drawings
- workplace health and safety
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Attendance in class
This course is run over 12 months.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
You will need to have the basic technical requirements as well as a computer capable of running CAD and REVIT for at-home study. If you don’t have access to the technical requirements at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.
This qualification is AQF5 level so will require work placement.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID and stationery (pen, exercise book & scientific calculator).
In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:
- closed in leather shoes
- long pants
- collared shirt for lab work
Become a specialist in your field with university study
The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. SM TAFE recommends students discuss credit points with the university or college of their choice at the time of graduation.